PNP inducts 20 new officers, 4,000 patrolmen through lateral, attrition programs
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty commissioned police officers and 4,194 non-commissioned police officers were formally inducted into the police service on Friday, becoming the newest and youngest members of the Philippine National Police’s 218,000-strong force.
PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan formally administered the Oath of Office to new commissioned and non-commissioned police officers in simple ceremonies at the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame.
The 20 commissioned officers, composed of 12 new captains and eight lieutenants, were commissioned as technical officers under the 2017 Unfilled Quota Lateral Entry Program.
As new technical officers they will be designated in selected police regional offices and national operational support units, PNP said.
Police captains will receive a basic monthly salary of P56,582, while police lieutenants will get a basic salary of P49,528, with subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, quarters allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance, and additional compensation.
Along with the 20 commissioned officers, 4,197 non-commissioned officers nationwide were also simultaneously administered the oath of office.
PNP spokesman Col. Ysmael Yu said that these 4,197 new non-commissioned officers, comprising of 3,471 patrolmen and 726 patrol women, will be filling vacancies in Regional, Provincial and City Police Offices, Municipal Police Stations; and National Operational Support Units.
The new non-commissioned officers were recruited under the 2020 Unfilled/Attrition Quota Recruitment Program and will receive a basic salary of P29,668.
These recruits comprise only 67.46% of the 6,149 authorized quota for the 2020 Attrition Recruitment Program. The 2,000 unfilled quota will be added to the recruitment quota in the next recruitment cycle, Yu explained.
“As members of this organization, we must work together to move the PNP towards the realization of our reform and development roadmap, PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030. I urge all of you to contribute your share not only to rebuild the PNP but also to make it even stronger,” Cascolan said in a statement.
“The new blood infused into the ranks of the PNP will add more vigor to law enforcement operations, anti-criminality campaign, and public safety services through the 9 Strategic Thrusts of the PNP Sustainable Development Program for PNP PATROL Plan 2030,” Cascolan added. Miggy Dumlao, INQUIRER.net trainee
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